The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia - Gervais Street

The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia - Gervais Street (HM4MA)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 0.07', W 81° 2.022'

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The East-West Streets In The City Of Columbia
The streets of Columbia running from east to west (with a few exceptions) were named for products important in the State's economy, for the two Taylor plantations on which the new Capitol was located and for prominent individuals such as Gervais, author of the bill establishing Columbia as Capitol.

Gervais Street
Named for John Lewis Gervais (c. 1742-1798) who was educated in Germany, emigrated first to England, arrived in Charleston in 1764 with a letter of introduction to Henry Laurens. He served in the American Revolution, took part in the defense of Charleston, was a member of the Continental Congress, S.C. Senate member from Ninety Six, he introduced the bill which resulted in selection of the site of Columbia as Capital of S.C.
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HM NumberHM4MA
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Marker Number40-60
Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe Lions Club Of Columbia, A Richland County Bicentennial Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:28pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 496887 N 3762285
Decimal Degrees34.00116667, -81.03370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.07', W 81° 2.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 4.20" N, 81° 2' 1.32" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1156-1198 U.S. 1, Columbia SC 29201, US
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